Lauren Bratslavsky

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Adjunct Instructor
314 Allen Hall
541-346-3744
Twitter: toasterpix
Specialty(ies):
Communication Studies

Education:

M.S., 2009, University of Oregon, Communication and Society 
Thesis: Television Representing Television: How NBC's 30 Rock Satirizes and Parodies the Cultural Industies
B.Ph., Miami University, Interdisciplinary Studies:Media Studies
Senior Thesis: Consuming Middle Class Values: Redefining
 American 
Notions
 of 
Class 
as 
Facilitated
 by
 Television
 and 
Advertising

Dissertation:

A History of Archiving Television

This
 dissertation 
examines 
the 
challenges, 
conditions, 
and 
discourses 
regarding 
the 
preservation
 and 
access 
to 
television 
as 
historical 
and 
cultural 
material. 
Archival 
research 
at 
selected 
university 
archives and 
institutions 
noted 
for 
significant 
television 
collections
 along
 with 
interviews 
informs
 how 
television 
is
 understood 
to 
have 
cultural, 
historical, 
and
 economic
 value. The dissertation is partly historical in nature, but also contemporary in that issues of digitization and access are considered when asking how the Internet may act as an extension of archives.

Areas of Focus:

Communication history, television studies, new media, political economy, and archival theory and practice.

Teaching:

As Instructor of Record

J387 Communication History, 4 terms

J412 Television Criticism, 1 term

J199 Understanding Media, 1 term

  • developed the pilot version for a media literacy course, now officially part of the course catalog as J209 Understanding Media

As Lab Facilitator - duties include grading, mini-lectures, and instruction on software, video editing, and online content managament

J330 Video Production

J333 Writing for Multimedia

J205, J206, J207 Gateway to Media series 

Biography:

Lauren is a fourth year PhD in the Communication and Society program. Before coming to Oregon, Lauren was the communications director and web editor for a non-profit, and then an AmeriCorps Vista at a Cincinnati public access station and local media center where she oversaw the youth media production program. Over the years, Lauren has been a GTF for Visual Communication, Multimedia Writing, 21st Century Media, Media and Society, Gateway to Media (a series of three skills classes that are required for entry into the school), Video Production, and Intro to Media Studies. Twice she has had the opportuntiy to develop new courses, specifically the first experimental version of a media literacy course for non-majors and a special topics course on critical approaches to television that covered a variety of theoretical perspectives. Skills include archival research, video production and editing, graphic design and layout, as well as web design and knowledge of html, css, and content management systems.

Affiliation:
Inactive